Lake Braies is located in the Prags Dolomites in South Tyrol, Italy. It is a not so famous Italian destination, but its natural beauty is so captivating that more people should start going and more tourism agencies should start putting it into their tour guides. There is nothing more refreshing than visiting a quiet lake with crystal clear water that can magnetize any living being and take even the smallest troubling thought out of your mind.
Davide Sasso is an Instagrammer, who loves photography and of course his country. That’s why he went to lake Braies and captured its unlimited beauty.
The lake is surrounded by the Dolomites and Croda del Becco, which is truly stunning to watch.
The water’s emerald green and turquoise colors and so clear that you will realize that you can even use them as a mirror.
The lake attracts mostly hikers, bikers and climbers during the summer months when the weather is mild.
The parking lots nearby can get very crowded, so you are advised to reach the lake by foot from the village of Ferrara.
It will take you about an hour and a half to hike along the perimeter of the lake, which is wide and flat on the west bank and narrow and steep on the east shore.
There is a myth that the lake was the only gate of entrance to the underworld kingdom of Fanes.
Braies Lake is also the starting point of the famed Alta Via n. 1 of the Dolomites, which traverses the Dolomites at high altitudes for 150 kilometers reaching Belluno in Veneto.
Braies, ”The Pearl among Dolomite lake”, is truly a magnificent lake, a lake that deserves so much more attention than what it is getting right now. Or maybe it should stay relatively known, so that it remains a true gem and not an industrialised object.